On 25 April 2015 a huge magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the Nepalese countryside close to 50 miles from the capital Kathmandu.
The worst earthquake to hit Nepal for 80 years was followed by a second quake two weeks later. In those devastated weeks 8,891 people were killed, more than 22,300 injured, more than 893,000 homes were destroyed or damaged, as well as schools, clinics, temples and ancient buildings. The disaster has affected 8.1 million people, many living in remote and mountainous areas of the country.
One year on, the UK public has donated £87 million to the DEC Nepal appeal helping 13 of the UK’s leading aid agencies to reach more than 1.6 million people with relief.
Our member agencies used DEC funds to reach 50 percent more people than originally planned with food, water shelter, cash, medical care and essential supplies and will continue to work with people affected and Nepali organisations for another two years to help people recover incomes and rebuild lives.
Please note that while the aid response continues the appeal is now closed and we are no longer taking donations for it via our website.